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Buffalo State College announces fall 2020 dean's list
Wed, Feb 24th 2021 12:45 pm
Buffalo State College announced the following students have been named to the fall 2020 dean's list. In general, students who have completed at least 12 credit hours and who have attained a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher qualify for the Buffalo State dean's list. Full criteria and grade-type exceptions can be found in the undergraduate catalog.
St. John Lutheran honor rolls
Wed, Feb 24th 2021 12:45 pm
Katie Gundell, principal of St. John Lutheran School in North Tonawanda, announced the honor roll for the first quarter of the 2020-21 academic year.
New York Guard member from NT honored
Wed, Feb 24th 2021 12:45 pm
Maj. Gen. Raymond F. Shields, adjutant general for the state of New York, announced New York Guard Pfc. Nicholas McKinney from North Tonawanda, serving with the 10th Area Command, received the Operational Support Medal during recent unit training events.
Lewiston-Porter High School high honor, honor, merit rolls
Wed, Feb 24th 2021 12:45 pm
Lewiston-Porter High School announced the following students were named to its high honor, honor and merit rolls for the first quarter marking period of the 2020-21 academic year.
Holy Ghost Lutheran honor rolls
Wed, Feb 24th 2021 12:45 pm
Holy Ghost Lutheran School in Bergholz announced the following students were named to its roll for the first quarter marking period of the 2020-21 academic year.
Zonta Club announces YWPA award
Wed, Feb 24th 2021 12:45 pm
The Zonta Club of Niagara Falls, New York's Young Woman in Public Affairs Award recognizes young women, ages 16-19, in the Lewiston-Porter, Niagara Wheatfield and Niagara Falls school districts for their commitment to volunteerism, community service, leadership and dedication to empowering women.
Edward Town Middle School high honor, honor, merit rolls
Wed, Feb 24th 2021 12:45 pm
Edward Town Middle School in the Niagara Wheatfield School District announced the following students were named to its high honor, honor and merit rolls for the first quarter marking period of the 2020-21 academic year.
NYSUT statement on federal government's decision to require state standardized exams
Wed, Feb 24th 2021 10:25 am
New York State United Teachers strongly rebuked the federal government's decision to mandate that states administer standardized tests this school year.
Pandemic highlights inequities produced by 'digital divide'
Wed, Feb 24th 2021 10:25 am
The "digital divide" - a common term for the lack of internet access and technological devices for K-12 students - is especially consequential during the pandemic when students are remote learning, according to a new report by the New York Educational Conference Board (ECB), a coalition of seven statewide educational organizations.
Niagara University receives grant to continue efforts to enhance mental health services in Western New York
Tue, Feb 23rd 2021 02:30 pm
Niagara University has received a $375,000 grant from The Mother Cabrini Health Foundation to address the growing mental health needs on campus and in the community. The funding will be used to establish accessible pathways and incremental credentials to improve the quality and availability of services offered by the current and future workforce in support of the region's most vulnerable children and families.
NYPA offers stem education, clean energy workplace skills through new P-TECH collaboration with high schools, colleges
Tue, Feb 23rd 2021 02:30 pm
The New York Power Authority announced it has joined a collaboration with the nationally respected Pathways in Technology Early College High Schools program, known as P-TECH, to offer high school students workplace skills, training and the educational credentials they need to land competitive jobs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.
Updated guidance for infection rates & testing protocols on college campuses
Fri, Feb 19th 2021 04:50 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday released updated guidance for infection rates and testing protocols on college campuses. Colleges and universities testing at least 25% of total on-campus students, faculty and staff weekly will not be required to go on "PAUSE" unless their positivity rate exceeds 5% during a rolling 14-day period.
Emily Buzzard to direct Niagara University's prevention efforts against sexual violence on campus
Fri, Feb 19th 2021 10:25 am
Emily Buzzard has been named project director for Niagara University's campus program to educate about and respond to sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking on campus.
UB PhD students lead #BlackInSciComm, #BlackInNano movements
Fri, Feb 19th 2021 10:20 am
In 2020, powerful online movements emerged to celebrate and elevate the voices of Black scientists.
Niagara University Ostapenko Center brings valentines to seniors and disabled individuals
Thu, Feb 18th 2021 11:05 am
Once again, Niagara Falls' most vulnerable residents were treated to holiday goodie bags, thanks to the outreach efforts of the Rose Bente Lee Ostapenko Center for Race, Equity, and Mission at Niagara University, in partnership with the Niagara Falls Health Equity Task Force.
Attorney General James, State Education Commissioner Rosa take action to support students experiencing homelessness
Tue, Feb 16th 2021 05:30 pm
Attorney General Letitia James and New York State Education Commissioner Betty A. Rosa on Wednesday issued guidance to local education agencies (LEA) highlighting their legal obligation to ensure students experiencing homelessness have consistent access to educational resources.
NYSUT: CDC schools guidance reaffirms need for COVID testing programs
Mon, Feb 15th 2021 11:15 am
New York State United Teachers President Andy Pallotta released the following statement Friday regarding the latest school reopening guidance released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
GIBOE: Draft 2021-22 budget introduced; Hybrid learning model decried by parents
Fri, Feb 12th 2021 07:00 pm
The Grand Island Board of Education is looking to close a budget gap of at least $1,478,957 after its first review of the draft budget for the school year 2021-22.
Buffalo Police Department recruiting for Buffalo Police Explorers
Wed, Feb 10th 2021 05:00 pm
The Buffalo Police Department, along with Buffalo Police Explorers (BPE), worked hard in 2020 to make a difference across Buffalo and is now recruiting BPE for 2021. The Larkin Commerce Center has taken notice of that work and donated space for the Buffalo Police Explorers to meet through 2021.
Scholarship opportunity
Wed, Feb 10th 2021 11:15 am
The Niagara County Central Rotary Club will be awarding three $500 scholarships to students in the Niagara Wheatfield, Starpoint and Wilson school districts. Applications are available through the guidance offices. Eligible students must be entering college in the fall of 2021.
BlueCross BlueShield presents free, healthy fun for community during winter break
Wed, Feb 10th 2021 11:15 am
BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York is presenting "February Fun in 2021," a weeklong series of free, virtual and outdoor activities for families to enjoy during winter break from Monday, Feb. 15, through Friday, Feb. 19.
State agencies pleased with Regents' pick of Rosa
Tue, Feb 9th 2021 09:00 am
New York State United Teachers on Monday congratulated Dr. Betty Rosa on her formal appointment as state education commissioner by the state Board of Regents.
Sunnking launches registration for 2021 e-Scrap for Camp fundraiser
Mon, Feb 8th 2021 12:05 pm
Local electronics recycler Sunnking has launched registration for its 2021 e-Scrap for Camp fundraiser benefitting Camp Good Days. Businesses in Buffalo and Rochester can register online now through March 5.
Villa Maria College to implement plans for in-person fall semester
Fri, Feb 5th 2021 09:45 am
Villa Maria College announced it intends to resume face-to-face classes this August, in alignment with the start of its fall 2021 semester.
SUNY Erie presidential search: Community feedback sought
Thu, Feb 4th 2021 09:05 pm
The board of trustees of SUNY Erie Community College is seeking the public's input in helping to shape the search profile of the college's next president. In conjunction with AGB Search Consultants, a survey has been developed to assist in this critical endeavor. AGB Search is a nationally recognized firm, having consulted in many successful community and state college presidential searches.
Canisius welcomes distinguished educator, author & Board of Regents member for Black History Month Celebration
Tue, Feb 2nd 2021 03:05 pm
In recognition of Black History Month, Canisius College will honor the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a virtual presentation from Catherine Collins, Ph.D., a member of the New York State Board of Regents. Sponsored by the ALANA Student Center at Canisius College, the event is scheduled for noon Wednesday, Feb. 10. To register for the live webinar, click here.
Trocaire College nursing student receives refurbished car through Recycled Rides
Tue, Feb 2nd 2021 02:25 pm
Just in time for the first week of the spring semester, Jasmaine West, a nursing student at Trocaire College, has received a refurbished car thanks to the generosity of Travelers and the National Auto Body Council's Recycled Rides program. Through this collaboration, businesses representing all facets of the collision industry - insurers, auto repair shops, paint suppliers, parts vendors and others - partner to refurbish and donate vehicles to individuals and service organizations in need.
Tops honors Black History Month with contest for students
Mon, Feb 1st 2021 07:00 am
February is Black History Month and, for the past three decades, Tops has been proud to salute and educate the community about those who have accomplished remarkable achievements in their lifetime.
New York Farm Bureau seeking scholarship applicants
Fri, Jan 29th 2021 10:55 am
New York high school seniors who are graduating and interested in pursuing a career in agriculture can apply for New York Farm Bureau's Agricultural Youth Scholarship. Statewide winners can earn up to $1,500 toward their future education.
Niagara County Central Rotary Dictionary Project continues, despite COVID-19
Fri, Jan 29th 2021 10:55 am
The Rotary Club of Niagara County Central annually donates dictionaries to third grade students in the Niagara Wheatfield Central School District. Rotarian, the late Joseph B. Emmons, began this project locally in 2006. His wife, Rotarian Marsha Emmons, proudly continues his worthwhile endeavor to bring these keepsakes of written knowledge to the students.
Lew-Port's 'One District, One Book' underway in River Region
Fri, Jan 29th 2021 07:00 am
Lewiston-Porter's "One District, One Book" reveal was hosted online Friday by school librarians Mrs. Zielinski and Mrs. Cumminsky. More than 400 participated in the live telecast event. When it was all said and done, the children's book "Fenway and Hattie," by Victoria J. Coe, was declared the winner.
Section VI moves wrestling, creates new calendar
Thu, Jan 28th 2021 07:55 pm
The executive committee of Section VI on Thursday voted to move wrestling to the spring sports season. The decision came after the health departments in the five counties that make up the section released a joint statement of concern.
WNY health leaders strongly suggest wrestling postponement
Thu, Jan 28th 2021 09:10 am
The leaders of the five county health departments (Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie and Niagara) in Western New York provided the following joint statement Thursday, related to wrestling programs. This announcement follows updates to the "New York Forward" interim guidance for sports and recreation issued Jan. 22.
To meet pandemic challenges, expand care for underserved, UB student-run clinic holds auction featuring signed Buffalo Bills items
Wed, Jan 27th 2021 03:20 pm
For nearly two decades, the Lighthouse Free Medical Clinic (LFMC) has provided free medical and preventive care to uninsured and underinsured residents of Buffalo. Founded and managed by students from the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo, the nonprofit clinic continues to expand its services while adjusting to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, both in its operations and its fundraising activities.
Charter School for Applied Technologies open enrollment underway
Tue, Jan 26th 2021 04:35 pm
The open enrollment period for the 2021-22 school year at the Charter School for Applied Technologies (CSAT) is underway.
Niagara University's online programs in education among top in New York
Tue, Jan 26th 2021 10:25 am
Niagara University's online programs in education were ranked among the top 10 in New York state by U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in education rankings. In addition, Niagara was the highest-ranking institution of higher education from Western New York.
NYSUT statement on announcement state will seek federal testing waiver
Mon, Jan 25th 2021 08:05 pm
New York State United Teachers on Monday applauded the announcement the state Education Department will seek a federal waiver of grades 3-8 and high school testing requirements amid the ongoing challenges students and educators statewide are facing related to the coronavirus pandemic.
NYSUT launches statewide ad campaign calling for taxes on ultrawealthy to 'Fund Our Future'
Mon, Jan 25th 2021 03:50 pm
New York State United Teachers recently announced a new statewide advertising campaign calling on the state to implement new taxes on the ultrawealthy to help fund critical public services, including K-12 schools, higher education and health care.
Buffalo Prep launches READI program, Youth Equity Academy
Fri, Jan 22nd 2021 05:35 pm
Buffalo Prep announced the launch of two new programs, READI (Realizing Equity, Access, Diversity and Inclusion) and Youth Equity Academy, to provide opportunities for the community to learn more about issues of racial, educational and economic equity.
More in-person learning weighed for Sidway
Sat, Jan 16th 2021 07:00 am
"COVID" and "hybrid" were the operative words at Monday's Grand Island School Board meeting. There was good news on both fronts for district students, parents, faculty and staff.

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